One of the final acts of the Republicans in the House and Senate will be to allow the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) to expire in two weeks before their recess.
Roll Call noted the expiration date that would necessitate a Congressional reauthorization. It was already given an extension until Dec. 7 when it was up Sept. 30. It’s now been extended until the 21st. Republicans decided not to use the opportunity to reauthorize it ahead of the 2018 midterm election. (more)